Missing U.S. photojournalist beheaded by ISIS
A file photo shows journalist James Foley resting in Sirte, Libya, September 29, 2011 (File/AFP)
ISIS militants released a video showing the alleged beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria almost two years ago.
The video clip, titled “A Message To America” was posted on YouTube and across various social media sites before being removed, rendering it impossible to verify.
Foley had been covering Syria’s civil war when he was reported missing in November 2012.
The U.S. National Security Council issued a statement about the alleged beheading: "We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL. The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available.”
The same video also showed another U.S. journalist, believed to be Steven Soloff who went missing in 2013, on his knees. The terrorist group said Soloff’s future “depends” on President Obama’s next step.
The Facebook group “Free James Foley” responded to the video Tuesday, saying: “We know that many of you are looking for confirmation or answers. Please be patient until we have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.”
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